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The APC Library containing articles on planted aquarium topics, aquascapes, and people.
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Discuss aquascaping designs and techniques as well as get critiques on your aquascaping pictures. Find out how to use aquatic plants, reefs, and wood to design a planted aquarium.
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Discuss aquarium plants, aquatic environments, aquarium lighting, aquarium filters, aquarium backgrounds, and other aquarium topics.
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Don't know what plant you have? Ask the experts here.
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El Natural

Diana Walstad's low-maintenance, soil-based 'El Natural' method for keeping plants and fish.
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Aquarium Equipment - Discuss equipment to help setup your planted aquarium.
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Algae Control - Get some advice for your algae problems. Control algae in your aquarium with the solutions given here.
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Fish for the Planted Aquarium

Planted Aquarium Fish - Discuss which type of aquarium fish are best suited for the aquatic plant environment you have created. Create a natural home for aquarium fish using aquatic plants.
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Aquarium Invertebrates - Discuss the varieties of freshwater shrimp, crayfish, and other invertebrates that will enhance your planted aquarium.
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Fertilizing

Science of Aquatic Fertilizing - Discuss fertilizing techniques and proper aquatic plant nutrition here.
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Science of Aquatic Lighting - Aquarium lighting is essential for healthy aquatic plants. Discuss proper aquatic lighting for your plants and fish here.
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Science of Aquatic Substrates - Substrate specific questions pertaining to your aquatic tank setup.
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Plant Physiology & Emersed Culture

The science of maintaining aquarium plants and emersed culture
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Cryptocorynes

Cryptocoryne plant species consists of 50+ plant species, and make a unique addition to a planted tank.
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Local Biotopes - A forum for hobbyists that are interested in and collect aquarium plants locally. Compare plant pictures, discuss collecting and plant growing techniques.
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Plants

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Aqua Forest Aquarium

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A club for folks in the tri-county area.
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Private forum for the members of PAPAS
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Meet and trade with other hobbyists in the Sacramento Aquatic Plants Society.
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Southern California Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts
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Greater Washington Aquatic Plant Association GWAPA

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A forum for the South Western Ohio Aquatic Plant Enthusiasts club.
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Nature Aquarium Club of Utah - NACU

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  1. I've been experimenting with a ten gallon Chinese porcelain bowl as a suitable aquarium over the years. I'd had pretty good success using a Fluval cannister set up and a couple of sprigs of anubias barteri The bowl gets about an hour of direct sunlight a day. Things were fine until I started...
  2. Day 1 versus day 35 I know I haven't been following the Walstad method strictly in terms of plant choice, but I want to try things out and see what happens. :p Tank size: 10 gallon Substrate: 1 inch organic soil, topped with 1/2 inch 2-3mm size dark gravel Temperature 24-26 Celcius pH 7.5...
  3. I have done high-tech planted tanks in the past and am starting the hobby again. I had already begun a tank with the dry start method (DSM) before coming across Diana Walstad's work. I was so intrigued I bought her book immediately. However, my DSM is already 2 weeks old and I have already...
  4. Can anyone suggest a safe method to build elevation in certain areas of an el natural tank? I've had great success combining the Walstad method with Amano-style scapes, but what I haven't cracked is how to achieve the elevation he did--mimicking rolling hills for instance--without risking an...
  5. Hi so. Haven’t been seen much growth out of my plants and im worried it is because of the low amount of nutrients and co2 my water can support wven with fertilizer. I am thinking that I shoule convert my 40 gallon tank to dirted, I already have a dirted 10 gallon and it was a pretty seamless...
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